On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
In response to this ban, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) called on their community supporters to come out and help protect the rights of refugees and other affected travelers.
This executive order resulted in one of the most significant examples of resistance against the Trump administration as a widespread of protests occurred all over the U.S. at various airports.
Now, one year later, the IRAP has once again called out their supporters to #SendASign to support the rights of immigrants and refugees to the Administration.
— IRAP (@RefugeeAssist) January 24, 2018
“We are asking folks to ‘send a sign’ in memory of the people holding up signs at airports to support the detained travelers and offer legal advice,” stated Henrike Dessaules, communications director at IRAP.
“We are hoping this campaign is a reminder of the power of the people.” Dessaules Stated.
With the hashtag, people all over the world came to Twitter to show their support for fellow activists and to support the rights of refugees and immigrants to remind the Administration that this continued fight is not over.
— NYC Immigrant Affairs (@NYCImmigrants) January 27, 2018
— El Centro – New York (@elcentrony) January 27, 2018
With this campaign, even a year later, the Trump Administration is still being reminded that the people will not give up until everyone is given their basic human right. Additionally, this campaign also encourages everyone to make their communities safe and welcoming for all refugees.